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  • If Greece Is Bear Stearns, Will the UK Be Lehman? Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 5:57 AM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Monday’s market euphoria across the world at the terms of the European Union/International Monetary Fund rescue package for the European bond market faded Tuesday as investors sold stocks and took profits on the euro. The worry for investors is whether governments in Greece and Portugal can live up to their end of the bargain and manage to significantly cut government spending in the face of bitter opposition from voters.

  • European Rescue Could Work: Nouriel Roubini Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 5:43 AM ET
    Nouriel Roubini

    The size of the rescue package agreed at the weekend by European Union countries and the IMF is likely to cover the borrowing needs of vulnerable euro zone countries, according to famous economist Nouriel Roubini.

  • What the Euro Rescue Means for Investors Monday, 10 May 2010 | 4:53 PM ET

    The unprecedented action by European politicians and bankers has led to a massive sigh of relief from investors, because the ECB is promising to buy European government debt—in the open market—for the first time ever.

  • Global Markets Rebound Sharply Monday, 10 May 2010 | 3:43 PM ET

    Recall that many global markets and several sectors hit highs in April - before accumulating losses through Friday's trading.

  • Europe's $1 trillion bailout fund might alleviate some of concerns that its debt problems could spread to the US, Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser told CNBC Monday

  • Busch: The Bazooka Shot Heard Around the World Monday, 10 May 2010 | 1:27 PM ET

    Twenty-seven European nations and the IMF agreed to a mammoth E750 billion plan to stabilize the financial markets.

  • By establishing a 750 billion euro fund to bailout Greece and aid other struggling governments, Germany and other strong European states are chasing a dream—a single European currency and broader European unity—that may have no place in reality.

  • Yoshikami: Thursday's Plunge – Your Wake-up Call Friday, 7 May 2010 | 10:55 AM ET

    It was pretty wild out there. But instead of chalking this up as simply panic in the market, we should see it as a huge wake up call. All is not well.

  • Farr: 1000 Points! What The Heck Was That? Friday, 7 May 2010 | 9:41 AM ET

    As the market dropped our team was watching. A car wreck is a much too pleasant analogy. I was at my desk in 1987, 1989, 9/11, 2008, and I’ve never witnessed what I witnessed yesterday.

  • For the market to plunge 1000 or so points and then rebound a good bit of the way back is rattling.

  • Debt-Deflation-Contagion Panic: It’s a Bloody Mess Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 4:58 PM ET

    Panic has gripped stock markets worldwide over the Greek debt crisis and the threat of a debt-deflation contagion through banks in Europe (primarily) and the U.S. that own the bonds of Greece, Portugal, Spain, and so forth. If these bond asset prices collapse totally, lending facilities would be badly crimped for both the short and long term.

  • Farr: Bill Gross, Rating Agencies, and Mob Mentality Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 3:24 PM ET

    Faithful readers of my weekly market commentary know that I value the opinion of PIMCO bond manager Bill Gross. Gross has compiled a terrific record as a fixed-income manager, and he regularly proves to be ahead of the curve on issues affecting the global economy.

  • Anger Turns to Resignation After Greek Crisis Cuts Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 2:30 PM ET

    A mood of resignation pervaded the crowd outside the Greek parliament building on Thursday, after lawmakers passed far-reaching three-year budget cuts to deal with Greece’s teetering economy.

  • Farrell: That Ain't the Fat Lady, That's Lazard Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 10:49 AM ET
    The Parthenon in Greece

    Lazard has been hired to assist Greece with its finances. The speculation is Lazard has been hired to assist Greece with a restructuring of its debt. That, of course, has been denied. These guys always deny, deny, deny until it's done.

  • Busch: Crucial Friday German Parliament Vote Thursday, 6 May 2010 | 10:20 AM ET
    The European Debt Crisis - See Complete Coverage

    Once passed, the bill will be signed into law and then presented to the Euro Zone meeting on Friday night. There is likely to be a constitutional challenge to the agreement, but this will not impede the flow of money to Greece.

  • The ink was barely dry on the $150 billion EU/IMF bailout of Greece when world stock markets tanked on two major fears.

  • Busch: Expect the Worst—German Vote=TARP Vote Part 2 Wednesday, 5 May 2010 | 11:09 AM ET
    Debtor Nations

    Last Friday, I stated that the vote this week on Friday in Germany was analogous to what occurred in the US Congress leading up to the TARP vote. The uncertainty would drive down the Euro and raise questions over the viability of the union. Now, we’re seeing another aspect arise: attempting to scare the German politicians into voting yes.

  • Busch: Top 10 Points on Greek Bailout Situation Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 2:22 PM ET

    The entire premise of the EMU is in question and must be resolved. Either the EU integrates further or dissolves.

  • Despite the agreement over the weekend to aid Greece, stocks are down sharply again today on similar fears as other nations, especially Portugal and Spain, are also facing severe debt issues. The whole situation also brings into question the strength of the euro currency.

  • Greece is a 'Sideshow' Compared to Spain Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 11:34 AM ET

    Huge moves up in the yield of Greek paper and a growing concern about other EU members and their ability to grow out of large budget deficits has investors thinking twice.